Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostbusters Returns to Theaters

Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd in Ghostbusters
Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd in 'Ghostbusters'
Sigourney Weaver said she’s not sure if Bill Murray’s read the script for Ghostbusters 3, but she won’t do the film without him since the whole point is to get together and have fun. So, we don’t know where the next Ghostbusters stands, but we do know that Sony Pictures is bringing the original film back to theaters for a limited engagement of one showtime one night a week.
The limited release of Ghostbusters will screen on October 13, 20, and 27th in approximately 500 US theaters (and a few in Canada). For more info, visit www.facebook.com/ghostbusters.
Ghostbusters (1984) was directed by Ivan Reitman and stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, and Rick Moranis. Aykroyd and Ramis wrote the screenplay.
In the press release announcing the limited re-release of Ghostbusters, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures President Rory Bruer stated, “We’re delighted to be bringing Ghostbusters back to the big screen – this is a special celebration of the movie, giving the fans a chance to see it on the big screen in perfect digital presentation. As we head towards Halloween, we ain’t afraid of no ghosts, but just the same, we’re glad that everyone’s favorite paranormal eliminators are on the case.”
The Plot:
In Ghostbusters, University parapsychologists Dr. Peter Venkman (Murray), Dr. Raymond Stanz (Aykroyd) and Dr. Egon Spengler (Ramis) lose a research grant when their experiment methodology is proven to be bogus. The team decides to go into business for themselves and open ‘Ghostbusters,’ a ghost removal service. After struggling to get on their feet, they are summoned to investigate the strange happenings in Dana Barrett’s (Weaver) Central Park West apartment. What they discover is that all Manhattan is being besieged by ghosts and other worldly demons through a portal in her building.
Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment – September 22, 2011